The Ardnamurchan Peninsular & Loch Sunart - Argyll and Bute Scotland
By - Spinner
Ardnamurchan is a word that doesn’t readily slip off the tongue. However, for those of you that follow the Shipping Forecast you will recognise the name as part of the BBC Inshore Waters Bulletin, Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point.
‘Situated on the stunning West Coast of Scotland, Ardnamurchan is a long, narrow peninsula along the shores of Loch Sunart and includes the most westerly tip of the British Mainland’.
Not my words, but the words from the Ardnamurchan regional website. Having discovered such a beautiful place the selfish gene kicks in and instinct tells us, ‘keep it a secret’!
Crossing Loch Linnhe
To get to Ardnamurchan from the south you take the A82. At Bunree, ten miles before you reach Fort William, catch the Corran Ferry that crosses Loch Linnhe. Crossing the Loch gives you the sense that you are leaving the mainland, catch it on a good day, or a bad one and the view will inspire!
Leave the ferry, turn left and take the A861 (it’s the only road) that hugs the shoreline of the Linnhe to Inversandi. A few miles on and the hills rise up both sides and fold around you. At this point you may well feel like Bilbo Baggins on a journey into Middle Earth, to the land of Ardgour, Moidart and Morvern where the Clan Maclean and Maclaine, famous for their honour, strength and courage, battled for the Jacobite cause.
Not a travel guide (there are plenty of those already), more a brief guide for motorhomers who want to visit and explore some of ‘Real Spain’
Just a few short years ago Spain was very sparse in terms of official motorhome parking (Aires), or Areas de Servicio para Autocaravanas as the Spanish call them. In the last couple of years there have been huge improvements in the numbers of these places becoming available to us motorhomers.
Enlightened provincial and regional authorities have set up municipal areas which are often free and many private entrepreneurs have set up private businesses which are commonly referred to as Camper Parks. Together these have increased the stopover locations by hundreds!
Chapel Hill, Tintern, Monmouthshire NP16 6TE
The Google Map will give you a guide to what it's like. The GPS details are accurate and the summary information below is believed to be correct - please let us know if you find otherwise, thank you.
At the bottom of the listing you will see another Google Map which you can zoom out to see other stopovers nearby. There is also a Google Streetview pane which, if its available, will let you move around to explore the area.
If you visit, or have visited, this stopover please add a review to the 'Comments' section at the bottom of this page - thank you!
- by Mattis
Parking for motorhomes in Italy is probably one of the most liberal in Europe. As long as there is no sign directly prohibiting motorhome parking, you are allowed to do so. This is partly due to many residents using these public parkings to semi-permanently 'park/store' their motorhomes. Official or quasi official aires are plentiful down to Lazio, Marche and Umbria areas with the exceptions of such areas as around the Lakes, along the coastlines and around the Dolomite area.
You can view the pictured official stopover details here - Gubbio, Umbria, Italy